Disturbing study posted from the Daily Mail today.. The study looks at how “successful” Blacks are viewed. While we can debate what “successful” means, the findings of this report would not be a surprise to many Blacks. Within the Black Community itself we often see a Black person in a white collar job called “white washed” or “sell out”.
However, in this study the real concern is how those who are in power to make decisions regarding employment, procurement, elections and promotions view Blacks. If that “Successful” Black person is viewed a ” exception to their race”, what does that mean for other Black people?
And what does this say about Blacks who may not have a Masters yet have an undergrad degree and has developed an innovative business? Would they get a fair shot? I would like to see more studies on this matter but during my 16 year career in Corporate Canada, I do some merit in this study.